Monte Gordo

Holiday Guide to Monte Gordo, Algarve – All Inclusive

Quick Details

  • Flight time: Approx 2-3 hours from UK
  • Time difference: Same as UK
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Currency: Euro


At a Glance

  • A great resort for families
  • A range of accomodation
  • The beach is massive
  • Good evening entertainment

With less than an hour’s transfer from the airport in Faro your all inclusive Monte Gordo Holidays will begin. Virtually the last Holiday Resort before you reach Spain, Monte Gordo is situated eight on the coast. This once fishing village is now one of the busiest towns on this side of the Algarve.  A fantastic looking wide promenade lined with small palm trees runs right alongside the beach.

A non-motorised centre with wide cobble stoned streets in the resort provides easy access to shops and restaurants. There are market-type stalls that you will be able to grab a bargain from. The typical high rise hotels, apartments and flats are characteristic to the area.

The beach is fantastic with plenty going on in and around it, a typical holiday in Monte Gordo will have plenty of time spent in and around the beach. If it is a beach holiday you are looking then Monte Gordo certainly fits the bill.

Suitable for:

All inclusive holidays in Monte Gordo will be great for families who want that little bit extra. Hotels will provide great kids clubs that allow the adults to grab some well-earned R&R. Because of the nearby Ria Formosa Nature Reserve bird watchers make up for a large amount of tourism in Monte Gordo.


You name it you can have it in Monte Gordo with an extensive array of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels. This means that a Monte Gordo holiday will suit all budgets. For the most you will be booking self-catering 3 star properties, but for those looking to have the little perks in life there is ample and good all inclusive hotels in Monte Gordo to ensure you get a good deal.

When booking your accommodation in in Monte Gordo make sure you are happy with what you are getting included. A proper all inclusive will include flight, transfer, hotel, food and drink and a selection of good activities. Such hotels include the Yellow Praia Monte Gordo and the Monte Gordo Hotel Apartamentos & Spa, a tad more expensive properties but very good facilities.


The large bay of Monte Gordo is an outstanding long and very wide white sandy beach. Lines of sunbeds with thatched roof sunbeds line the beach that will ensure you get a good spot to sunbathe. Life guard stations are along the busiest sections as are every type of water sport you can think off. If you get thirsty or hungry then there are plenty of bars and restaurants that you can nip into.  If you have booked all inclusive in Monte Gordo then there is a chance that you will have your own private part of the beach.




Entertainment in Monte Gordo:

You will find the typical holiday entertainment during the day in Monte Gordo, not much going on apart from the action on the beach, a stroll around the resort or a visit to the wildlife sanctuary. You really have to go on your holidays all inclusive to Monte Gordo to make a difference in entertainment. Be sure to book one of the hotels with a good entertainment program. This essentially means booking 4 or 5 star, the vast majority of 3 star all inclusive’s will just be more or less full board with free drink, no activities.

At night you can enjoy wining or perhaps losing some cash at the casino, although the majority of quality entertainment will be at the holiday complex. Before 9pm is more or less family friendly but after 9pm some content gets a more mature theme.

If you have not booked all inclusive then you will be eating out. Monte Gordo has a good selection of restaurants all along the promenade, head into the resort and a lot of bistro type coffee shops are available. Most hotels will serve evening meals also, so it is good to shop around.

There is a full range of excursions to take advantage off and as Monte Gordo is on the border with Spain it is also easy to make a trip into Spain to see the delights it beholds.

Shopping in Monte Gordo:

The main resort of Monte Gordo has plenty of souvenir shops to choose from. Good buys in this area are the clothes and shoes, they are a different style from what you will get in the UK so no need to pack lots of stuff into your case, just wait until your holidays in Monte Gordo and grab the essentials here.



Monte Gordo, Algarve Weather

April 60°F
May 64°F
June 70°F
July 74°F
Aug 74°F
Sept 73°F
Oct 66°F
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